Gum 17 (RCW33), Vela

- a reasonably bright nebula seen in the sky on the edge of the Gum Nebula (Gum12). Distance is uncertain - 1200ly or 3100ly - based on assumed associations with the cluster Tr10 (the small knot of stars lower left) or the star HD75759.


Camera: SBIG STL11000M, Astrodon filters Scope: Takahashi TOA-130, f=730mm, f5.6 (fov ~2.8x2)
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Guiding: External (E-finder)
Filters/Exposures: L:R:G:B = 120:60:60:50min4h50m Location: LMDSS Heathcote, Victoria, Australia
Date: February 2011 Processing: CCDStack2, MIRA AL8 and Photoshop CS5